Los Angeles Lakers have third best odds to land Kawhi Leonard


One player that could be traded this offseason is Kawhi Leonard of the San Antonio Spurs. What are the odds that the Los Angeles Lakers land him?

The 2018 offseason will be a very important one for the Los Angeles Lakers. After years of rebuilding, the Lakers appear like they are on the verge of taking a big step forward this offseason.

With cap space and a good young core of talent, the Lakers are poised to make the playoffs next season if they are able to have a good offseason. Since Rob Pelinka and Magic Johnson have taken over, the Lakers have made a lot of good decisions. After a really strong 2017 NBA Draft, the Lakers are now loaded with talent.

In addition to the strong draft, the front office has also been able to create cap space for the Lakers to pursue big name free agents. In recent years, the Lakers have had a hard time landing a star, however, they appear like they are in a really good position to do so this time around.

While the Lakers will certainly be pursuing free agents like LeBron James and Paul George, there is also a possibility that they will pursue Kawhi Leonard. Recently, OddsShark shared odds for where Leonard will play next season.

Since Leonard is one the best two-way players in the NBA, it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise to see the Spurs as the team favored to have him playing there next season. Even though the relationship between the two might be damaged a bit, the Spurs are a very well-respected organization, and fixing the relationship is certainly possible.

After the Spurs, it is interesting to see the Philadelphia 76ers with the best odds to land Leonard. The 76ers do have some serious young talent on their team, but the price for Leonard would surely cost them one of those players.

For the Lakers, they came in third overall ahead of their STAPLES Center co-tenants, the Los Angeles Clippers. Since both the Lakers and Clippers play in the Western Conference, seeing them with mediocre odds shouldn’t be too surprising.

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Since trading for Leonard would cost the Lakers at least one of their young players, they would be better suited waiting for him to become a free agent in 2019. We will have to wait and see what happens with Leonard this offseason, but it seems unlikely that he will be with the Lakers at the start of next season.